He also emphasised the significance of intensifying trust building through international law and regional commitments, joint activities, exchanges, and dialogues, especially between field operations forces.
Delegates pointed to diverse, complex non-traditional security challenges like terrorism, piracy, cyber security, climate change, and natural disasters.
Notably, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted field military cooperation activities between armies of ASEAN countries, they said, commending the role played by forces in the fight against the pandemic.
They also lauded Vietnam as the ASEAN Chair 2020 amid the pandemic, saying the country has successfully organised many defence-military meetings and promptly raised proposals and implemented initiatives in the pandemic fight and defence-military collaboration.
Operations departments will increase discussions on regional security issues of shared concern, while working to enhance their mutual understanding and trust, they agreed.
Delegates reached consensus on the action plan for 2020-2022, to be submitted to ACDFM-17 for approval.
Ngoc transferred the AMOM Chairmanship to Brunei at the meeting./.CPV (Source: VNA)